Recombinant S. pyogenes CRISPR-associated Protein 9, CF

Purified CAS9 with Nuclear Localization Sequence
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Recombinant S. pyogenes CRISPR-associated Protein 9, CF Summary

>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured by its ability to cleave a targeted DNA substrate. S. pyogenes CRISPR-Cas9 achieves >80% substrate cleavage, as measured under the described conditions.
E. coli-derived s. pyogenes CRISPR-Cas9 protein
Accession # Q99ZW2
N-terminal Sequence
Predicted Molecular Mass
164 kDa
133 kDa, reducing conditions

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Bioactivity Recombinant S. pyogenes CRISPR-associated Protein 9, CF Bioactivity View Larger

Quantitativeanalysis of the substrate cleavage by densitometry of the agarose gel. Errorbars display standard error of 3 replicates. 9957-C9has equivalent activity to a Leading Competitor's Cas9 using the insert assay protocol.

Bioactivity Recombinant S. pyogenes CRISPR-associated Protein 9, CF Bioactivity View Larger

Agarose gel image of in vitro cleavage of DNA substrate intotwo DNA products by 9957-C9 and a Leading Competitor'sCas9.

SDS-PAGE Recombinant S. pyogenes CRISPR-associated Protein 9, CF SDS-PAGE View Larger

2 μg/lane of Recombinant S.pyogenes CRISPR-Cas9was resolved with SDS-PAGE underreducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by Coomassie® Bluestaining, showing a band at ~130 kDa.

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Background: CRISPR-Cas9

Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (CRISPR associated protein 9) is a 160 kDa RNA guided endonuclease that introduces site specific cleavage of double strand DNA (1). It is part of the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) system found in many bacteria such as S. pyogenes and most archaea, which provide adaptive immunity against invading mobile genetic elements (such as viruses, transposable elements and conjugative plasmids) (2, 3). Upon viral infection, short viral DNA (known as "spacers") integrate into the host genome between CRISPR repeats, and RNA sequences (guide RNA or gRNA) with this genetic information help guide Cas9 protein to recognize and cut foreign DNA. Cas9 protein undergoes conformational changes upon gRNA binding that shift from non-DNA binding conformation into an active DNA binding conformation. In the Cas9-gRNA complex, the gRNA sequence remains accessible to interact with free DNA, and the extent to which the gRNA spacer and target DNA segment (known as "protospacer") match will determine the cut site (4). The presence of a 5′-NGG-3′ protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) sequence immediately downstream of protospacers is required for Cas9 cleavage of the foreign DNA. PAM is absent in bacterial CRISPR loci, therefore preventing cleavage of the host genome (4). Cas9 associates with other proteins of the acquisition machinery (Cas1, Cas2 and Csn2), presumably to provide PAM specificity to this process (5). This RNA guided nuclease system called CRISPR/Cas (CRISPR associated protein) has been widely applied to genome engineering with increased efficiency (6). The attached nuclear localization signals(NLSs) on the chimeric protein ensures nuclear compartmentalization in mammalian cells during gene editing (7).

  1. Feng, Z. et al. (2013) Cell 154:1380.
  2. Moineau. et al. (2010) Nature 468:67.
  3. Barrangou, R. et al. (2014) Molecular Cell 54:234.
  4. Charpentier, E. et al. (2011) Nature 471:602.
  5. Leler, R. et al. (2015) Nature 519:199.
  6. Thomson, J.A. et al. (2013) PNAS,110:15644.
  7. Cong, L. et al. (2013) Science 339:819.
Long Name
CRISPR-associated Protein 9
Entrez Gene IDs
901176 (S. pyogenes)
Alternate Names
Cas9; CRISPR; CRISPR/Cas9; CRISPR-associated endonuclease Cas9/Csn1; CRISPR-associated protein 9 nuclease; CRISPR-Cas9; CRISPR-Cas9/Csn1; csn1; SPy_1046; SPy1046; SpyCas9


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